Roberts-Gordon LLC recently reintroduced the GORDONRAY® DF two-Stage, unitary low-intensity infrared heater. Due to the ability to fire at two distinct rates, the company says its GORDONRAY® DF provides energy efficient heat that can effectively adjust to sudden high heat-loss conditions or economically maintain steady comfort levels.
According to Greenheck, its new fully programmable energy management motor starter, Model MSEM, can be specifically adapted to the user’s needs. Available for single-phase (up to15 hp) or three-phase (up to 300 hp) commercial or industrial applications, Model MSEM features a Hand/Off/Auto keypad with LCD display to easily adjust settings.
Distech Controls has introduced its Integrated Room Control (IRC) solution for the control of HVAC room terminal equipment (BACnet® or LONWORKS®), lighting, and shades. The company says this modular solution achieves the highest level of comfort for occupants while increasing operating cost savings for local or room applications, such as offices, patient rooms, dorms, and more.
GrayWolf has introduced remote, cloud-based access and control of any of its WiFi-enabled AdvancedSense®, WolfPack® or DirectSense® meters. GrayWolf manufactures various advanced, portable, and semi-permanent monitoring instruments for measurements that include TVOCs, carbon dioxide, formaldehyde, ozone, particulate, air velocity, differential pressure, relative humidity, temperature, carbon monoxide, and much more.
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.